The Beringea IPA has been on tap for about three weeks now, and has matured and clarified beautifully. Before it’s all gone, I figured I should do an official tasting!
A few notes–it was dry-hopped at around 60 degrees for 10 days. I chose to leave the hops in while carbonating and serving, and haven’t noted any negative effects on the beer.
- Starting gravity = 1.060; final gravity = 1.013; abv = 6.2%. Estimated IBU = 56
- Pleasantly and moderately floral.
- Off-white, creamy head that is pretty persistent, with modest lacing. The beer itself is a clear, moderate copper in color. No chill haze. Really pretty!
- Nicely balanced with a hint of maltiness. The beer is modestly bitter but not overly so. The finish is gently bitter but not harsh at all. The hops come through nicely…not just bitter, but flavorful.
- Smooth; carbonation is about perfect for the style.
- Would I brew this again?
- Yes! It’s a nicely balanced IPA; very drinkable, and not so ridiculously bitter that it blows out your taste buds from the first sip. I’m pleased.
- Overall rating